Forest Fire (17599 ha) in Liberia, Guinea 06 Mar 2023

Event summary

This forest fire is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1012707
Countries: Liberia, Guinea
Start Date - Last detection*: 06 Mar 2023 - 17 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 4086 in the burned area
Burned area: 17599 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 1338 8900 14 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 4086 17599 15 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 4146 17773 16 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 4162 17966 17 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
5 0.5 6909 29630 18 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Liberia , County of Lofa (population 433,732) .

Radius Population
10 km 160000 people
5 km 69000 people
2 km 45000 people
1 km 23000 people
Burned Area 6900 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 4142 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Lofa Liberia 430000 people
Gueckedou Guinea -
Eastern Sierra Leone 1.2 million people
Macenta Guinea -

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Foya FOY unknown 0 18 km
Wologissi WOI unknown 0 35 km
Voinjama VOI unknown 0 38 km
Macenta MCA 515 Civ. Unpaved Yes 4500 71 km
Daru DSL unknown 0 87 km
Kissidougou KSI 551 Civ. Unpaved No 6500 96 km
Belle Yella BYL unknown 0 103 km
Weasua WES unknown 0 121 km

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Nuclear plants

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